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#218102 - 03/27/12 09:05 PM Re: Mother Seeks Trayvon Martin Trademarks [Re: Golem]
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Pretrial diversion is fairly common for a first offense. It doesn't appear that the first law enforcement contact was that serious, and I suspect he was probably drunk at the time, although that was not tested. What pretrial diversion is, essentially, serving probation before trial/conviction. If you go, typically 1-3 years (depending on the offense and jurisdiction), the original charge will be dismissed. It appears that he finished his probation in 2008. I suspect he didn't apply to the academy at the time, because he was still serving his probation (so the criminal charge was still "pending). Also, in most jurisdictions, you have to be nominated or sponsored by a police agency to attend a basic law enforcement academy. I doubt he got that far. He was clearly overweight, and did not have the basic aptitude/suitability for the job.
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#218105 - 03/27/12 09:10 PM Re: Mother Seeks Trayvon Martin Trademarks [Re: Golem]
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The term "closed" is fairly common. It simply means the case is "closed" without prosecution. It does not mean "secret" or "private." It also does not mean "not guilty," as there was never a final adjudication.
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#218106 - 03/27/12 09:12 PM Re: Mother Seeks Trayvon Martin Trademarks [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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Originally Posted By: Jeffery J. Haas
WRT trademarking the kid's name I hardly think the parents seek financial gain, it's obviously a move to prevent OTHERS (particularly those with malicious intent) from doing so and I don't blame them one bit.



Wonderful. I heard similar spinning from those who were defending Saint Sarah and her daughter for trademarking their names.

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#218113 - 03/27/12 09:27 PM Re: Mother Seeks Trayvon Martin Trademarks [Re: Golem]
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What the heck is that thing?!? Hmm
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#218115 - 03/27/12 09:30 PM Re: Mother Seeks Trayvon Martin Trademarks [Re: pdx rick]
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Originally Posted By: california rick
Originally Posted By: Scoutgal

(I'll bet ca rick is drooling... LOL )

Not bad. smile

(My current fixation is Jon Hamm - Mad Men. Woof! laugh )


Why do you always pick straight married guys??? LOL
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#218116 - 03/27/12 09:31 PM Re: Mother Seeks Trayvon Martin Trademarks [Re: pdx rick]
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Originally Posted By: california rick
What the heck is that thing?!? Hmm

Going out on a limb, I would venture to say that it is indicative of "spin'. idea
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#218117 - 03/27/12 09:32 PM Re: Mother Seeks Trayvon Martin Trademarks [Re: pdx rick]
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Originally Posted By: california rick
What the heck is that thing?!? Hmm


It's a child's spinning top. Popular about 50 years ago.
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#218119 - 03/27/12 09:33 PM Re: Mother Seeks Trayvon Martin Trademarks [Re: Golem]
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More criminals that should be gunned down?

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Within a couple days, Harbaugh and 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman were scouting a Manning workout in North Carolina.

"First they watched from a car by the side of the field, then, to get a better view, they came onto the field, hoodies pulled over their heads so as not to be recognized by some nosy iPhoner," King writes.


Emphasis added.
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#218120 - 03/27/12 09:34 PM Re: Mother Seeks Trayvon Martin Trademarks [Re: Mechanic]
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Maybe you ought grow up, Troll ! Not all of life's answers are going to be found in a cereal box !

Oh, snappy comeback, Mec!! wink
But I think Logtroll makes more sense (usually) -- despite his regretable lack of appreciation for my manifold virtues. grin

By the way, Mec, you haven't answered my question about which model cars you prefer to work on. I actually would like to know.
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#218121 - 03/27/12 09:35 PM Re: Mother Seeks Trayvon Martin Trademarks [Re: Golem]
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Originally Posted By: Golem
Originally Posted By: Jeffery J. Haas
WRT trademarking the kid's name I hardly think the parents seek financial gain, it's obviously a move to prevent OTHERS (particularly those with malicious intent) from doing so and I don't blame them one bit.



Wonderful. I heard similar spinning from those who were defending Saint Sarah and her daughter for trademarking their names.

If someone wants to trademark their name, I really couldn't care less, unless it happens to be the name of others before the time of attempting to trademark. But that is best left up to the courts to decide.

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